Doctorate Degrees in Mechanical Engineering

Compare 22 PhD Programs in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

A PhD Mechanical Engineering degree can open many doors for career opportunities. With a PhD Mechanical Engineering, candidates can specialize in one of several sub-disciplines such as mechanics, mechatronics and robotics, structural analysis, thermodynamics and thermo-science, or design.


During the approximately four years candidates work on their PhD Mechanical Engineering degree, they will conduct their own original research on a specific topic that must result in a dissertation of publishable quality. Candidates have the opportunity to investigate more deeply the discipline’s frontiers of research, like microelectro-mechanical systems, friction stir welding, composites, nanotechnology, finite element analysis, or biomechanics.


For candidates with a graduate background in engineering, who already possess the foundational knowledge in physics and material science, a PhD Mechanical Engineering could be the next step. Read more below about opportunities to start your PhD Mechanical Engineering program!

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PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits. [+]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and PhD in mechanical engineering. Our curriculum includes theory, design and laboratory experience in the areas of thermal fluids, mechanics, dynamic systems, and design and materials. Our program seeks to train students to become future leaders of the industry.

The MS track provides a balanced course of study that includes advanced theory and practical knowledge application. Students will be adequately prepared to pursue a career in industry or enter a doctoral program. The MEng track prepares students for professional practice and requires no thesis or project. The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits.... [-]


PhD in Textile Engineering, Textile Techniques and Materials Engineering

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Liberec

Graduates of this PhD programme are provided with deep knowledge in their specialization, which enables creative and scientific work. They will develop communicative skills and they can clearly express their ideas and opinions. [+]

Programme Description

Graduates of this PhD programme are provided with deep knowledge in their specialization, which enables creative and scientific work. They will develop communicative skills and they can clearly express their ideas and opinions. They are familiar with the methodology of processing information. They can find employment in all professions of the branch studied, especially in the research and educational spheres. They are quite well adaptable to demanding job positions in other fields as well as in interdisciplinary research. They are capable of further independent qualification development, they can solve complicated technological or engineering problems.

Admission Requirements Recognised tertiary education (Master degree) as prescribed by Act No. 49/2009, Coll. (not necessary for applicants from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, and Slovenia). Entrance examination [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Nanotechnology Concentration)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

A joint postgraduate program in Nanoscience and Technology, initiated by the Schools of Science and Engineering, can offer long-term support to our ongoing research and training as well as to the development of technology and to commercialization efforts. Because of the diverse, multidisciplinary nature of Nanotechnology, its research and training can be best integrated into different disciplines. [+]

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the leading MAE departments in Asia. It offers rigorous academic and professional training in a wide range of areas, including both traditional and cutting-edge topics in energy, mechanics, advanced materials, nano/biotechnology, and manufacturing.

The Ph.D. program aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for the completion of required courses and a significant original thesis.

Research Foci

The Department's research concentrates on energy and environmental engineering, mechanics and materials, and mechatronics and manufacturing.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Basic Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Croatia Rijeka

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests. [+]

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for admission of students to postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes for acquiring the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Engineering Sciences in the academic year 2017/18:

In the subjects of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Basic Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences for the modules

Production Engineering Thermal Power Engineering Computational Mechanics Design and Building of Ships Mechanical Engineering Design Quality Assurance and Engineering System Control

The number of students accepted: 30.

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Potsdam Schenectady + 1 more

The objective of the Clarkson Mechanical Engineering program is to expand your understanding and application of solid mechanics, thermal fluid systems, materials, and energy systems and advance your career opportunities in power systems, emerging energy technologies, and product design evolution. [+]

Gain an edge in today’s competitive marketplace by developing your analytic and strategic skills and learning how to apply them in fields that are growing in our region and around the world.

The objective of the Clarkson Mechanical Engineering program is to expand your understanding and application of solid mechanics, thermal fluid systems, materials, and energy systems and advance your career opportunities in power systems, emerging energy technologies, and product design evolution. As a student, we encourage you to consider MBA electives and non-technical courses to integrate business skills that complement your technical expertise.

We offer both an ME degree* and MS degree** in mechanical engineering.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitability in recent years. As enabling technologies to become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more [+]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitability in recent years. As enabling technologies to become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the society. Next-generation engineering products will be 'smart' with many functionalities; they will be made of new materials; they will increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact; they will vary in size from nano to mega scales, and they will be more closely integrated with information processing systems. Also as mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex to analyze and expensive to experiment, more emphasis will have to be placed on computer-aided analysis, design, verification, and manufacturing. Our research program in mechanical engineering responds to these trends and focuses on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. In doing so applications to different physical processes are studied (e.g. energy systems, bioengineering, metal forming, polymer processing, discrete part manufacturing to name a few).Research Areas... [-]


PhD Mechanical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years April 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD projects can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example, thermodynamics/fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, mechanics, and design. [+]

This PhD is based on the Faculty of Engineering. This provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD in a wide range of research areas and work across traditional research boundaries being part of interdisciplinary teams.

The research work within the faculty spans a range of applications including medicine, aerospace and automotive engineering, energy and the construction industry, sustainable design and development and it includes work from the most fundamental studies up to near-commercial investigations.

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element).

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Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required. [+]

Program Overview

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required. Thesis research is directed by the thesis advisor, with input from a small committee of faculty, which is selected for their expertise in the chosen field of study. Students will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and contribute to our effort to advance basic and applied sciences. We welcome students with outstanding records who will also have the motivation and drive to become leaders in their chosen field of study.... [-]


DTech / DIng / DPhil in Mechanical Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialized area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. [+]

DTech in Mechanical Engineering

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialized area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialized area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge.

Qualification Outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify and solve problems by means of responses that demonstrate responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking. Collect, organize, analyze and critically evaluate information. Work effectively with others. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in oral and/or written presentation. Admission requirements and selection criteria ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 48 months September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The thesis-based Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering is an advanced research-based degree. The program offers students an opportunity to work at the highest level of research, under the supervision of a faculty member. Students complete their candidacy examination within 18 months and complete their doctoral dissertation research within three to four years. It is normal department practice to initially register students in the M.A.Sc. program, and to transfer them to the Ph.D. program upon completion of the M.A.Sc. (or earlier if recommended by the supervising faculty member). [+]

The thesis-based Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering is an advanced research-based degree. The program offers students an opportunity to work at the highest level of research, under the supervision of a faculty member. Students complete their candidacy examination within 18 months and complete their doctoral dissertation research within three to four years. It is normal department practice to initially register students in the M.A.Sc. program, and to transfer them to the Ph.D. program upon completion of the M.A.Sc. (or earlier if recommended by the supervising faculty member).

Students taking their Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering can select one of four research areas: Design and Applied Mechanics, Mechatronics and Manufacturing, Thermofluids or Biomedical Engineering.*... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 China Beijing

The predecessor of the Mechanical Engineering in China University of Petroleum is the original discipline of petroleum mechanical engineering founded in 1952 at the department of petroleum engineering in Tsinghua University, which is the earliest established oil field mechanical discipline. [+]

Mechanical Engineering (080200) Program Introduction

The predecessor of the Mechanical Engineering in China University of Petroleum is the original discipline of petroleum mechanical engineering founded in 1952 at the department of petroleum engineering in Tsinghua University, which is the earliest established oil field mechanical discipline. The program began to recruit graduate students in 1961 and was authorized to award master's degree in 1981. It was approved as the first domestic doctoral program of petroleum mechanical engineering in 1986, the China Petroleum and Natural Gas Corporation ministerial key discipline in 1996, Beijing key discipline in 2002 as well as the postdoctoral mobile station of mechanical engineering in 2009 and was authorized to award first-level Ph.D. degree of mechanical engineering in 2011. The major of mechanical design, manufacturing, and automation was awarded characteristic specialty and national characteristic specialty of Beijing in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The program is always at the forefront of oil and gas equipment and technology research. It has developed basic theories and application technologies on the discipline of oil and gas mechanical engineering and has built up a high-level academic team with international influence, strength, and echelon of talents.... [-]


PhD in Mechatronic Engineering

Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Campus Full time September 2018 China Harbin

In 2002 the Doctor’s Degree in Mechatronic Engineering was authorized. The main research areas include Robotic technique/ Mechatronic system control and autoimmunization/ Hydraulic transmission and ... [+]

Doctor Degree in Mechatronic Engineering

In 2002 the Doctor’s Degree in Mechatronic Engineering was authorized. The main research areas include Robotic technique/ Mechatronic system control and autoimmunization/ Hydraulic transmission and control /Sensor and Measurement-control Technology. About forty research projects of state-level and local government-level are being carried out now. Many research achievements, such as “Underwater Tool Operation Storehouse”, have been acquired. Having formed the teaching and researching team which has strong research competence,rich teaching experiences and rational age composition. Most of the teachers have been to USA/European countries /Japan to study or undergo researching,possessing the good conditions teaching in English.... [-]


PhD in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Abdullah Gül University
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Kayseri

The purpose of our graduate program is to inform multidisciplinary research perspective in the field of materials science and mechanical engineering and to educate tomorrow’s [+]

About the program

The purpose of our graduate program is to inform multidisciplinary research perspective in the field of materials science and mechanical engineering and to educate tomorrow’s problem-solvers in light of increased competitiveness and new global challenges. Our approach in our graduate-level training is to motivate students to conduct groundbreaking research in materials science and mechanical engineering. Our program offering a Ph.D. degree is conducted in English and can be completed in four years.

Learning Outcomes

Through the Mechanical Engineering Department at AGU, students will be equipped with critical thinking, analyzing, problem-solving skills and self-confidence that are necessary for developing and producing systems for the needs of the present day and the future. In addition, for those who are interested in scientific aspects of Mechanical Engineering, there is always an opportunity to conduct research and to become an academician.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Mechanical Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2018 Portugal Guimarães

The Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering aims at complementing the training of MSc and graduates in Science and Engineering, granting advanced education in traditional and emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering. Such areas include Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Advanced and Functionalized Materials as well as Mechanical Design and Precision Manufacturing amongst others. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Mechanical Engineering

The Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering aims at complementing the training of MSc and graduates in Science and Engineering, granting advanced education in traditional and emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering. Such areas include Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Advanced and Functionalized Materials as well as Mechanical Design and Precision Manufacturing amongst others.

The Doctoral Program also aims at developing skills for research and experimenting methodologies which allow the autonomous development (both individually or in research teams) of research and development activities (R&D), covering all aspects of the R&D process: state of the art, project planning, selection and application of the research methods and procedures, report writing with R&D results, etc.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years Open Enrollment USA Burlington

We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree that addresses modern topics in experimental, computational and theoretical mechanics, and mechanical engineering, through advanced courses and research, build on a distinguished faculty recognized nationally and internationally. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering

We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in mechanical engineering for qualified students. The main asset of the UVM mechanical engineering graduate program is the human factor that is our dedicated faculty and staff, and motivated students.

Curriculum

We continuously update our curriculum to address modern topics in mechanical engineering and to offer a breadth of courses in experimental, computational and theoretical mechanics. Most of our graduate students are full-time and actively engaged in research projects with one or two faculty mentors who will be dedicated to your success. The size of the program also enables you to have close interactions with the rest of the faculty and to regularly participate in the life of the program via graduate student seminars and invited speaker presentations.... [-]